Trust and Taps
It is long held that the government can look at the outside of an envelope as it passes through the postal system. The government can see who is sending a letter, to whom it is being sent, and from which postal location the letter was mailed. The government, in the twenty-first century, is trying to come to terms with a society that transmits information differently | Read More »
A Faith To Stand Firm
The Boy Scouts, as by now you know, has decided to allow in gay scouts while keeping two prohibitions. The first is that which prevents gay scout leaders. The second, which has gone mostly without notice, is the prohibition on sexual activity by scouts. This has put many Christians in a position they never asked to be in, in a fight they never asked for | Read More »
The New York times sacrifices its credibility on the Obama altar
Within hours of the disclosure that the federal authorities routinely collect data on phone calls Americans make, regardless of whether they have any bearing on a counterterrorism investigation, the Obama administration issued the same platitude it has offered every time President Obama has been caught overreaching in the use of his powers: Terrorists are a real menace and you should just trust us to deal with them because we have internal mechanisms (that we are not going to tell you about) to make sure we do not violate your rights.
Those reassurances have never been persuasive — whether on secret warrants to scoop up a news agency’s phone records or secret orders to kill an American suspected of terrorism — especially coming from a president who once promised transparency and accountability. The administration has now lost all credibility.
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Lindsey Graham’s World
The Constitution. The Bill of Rights. The Declaration of Independence. To some these are little more than historical documents, but to conservatives these are the law of the land. It is clear as one reads them, the foundation of our country was built with limited government and the free market in mind. However, Washington is out of touch. Special interests throw money at career politicians. | Read More »
New Mexico Attorney General Gary King’s (Democrat) …links… to stolen emails.
Oh man but this is going to throw a spanner into the works for Democrats in New Mexico next year. Executive summary: Jamie Estrada, former campaign manager for Susana Martinez (now the Republican governor of New Mexico), is accused of stealing* emails from her campaign account and passing them along to Democratic operative (and accused pedophile[**]) Jason Loera. Loera is likewise accused of passing along | Read More »
Welcome To The American Orwell State
If we don’t end the emerging American Orwell State, Francis Fukayama and the Dead Kennedys both could be tragically correct. History may well end, and it could end with Bedtime For Democracy. What Fukayama got right is that Western governments would emerge with hegemony over the rest of the world due to their advantages in wealth, culture and technology. What he got wrong was that they would use these advantages to stifle their own citizenry through the formation of what George Orwell described as Oligarchical Collectivism.
To properly assure the uncontested hegemony of an Inner Party Elite, all information must be controlled and censored. How else can both Google and the noble, all-knowing state assure themselves that we’ll do no evil? Well, according to The Washington Post (and other officially official sources within the Ministry of Truth), we no longer need to worry about that.
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VIDEO: The #IRS Scandal Exposes the Cost of Big Government
The Heritage Foundation released a new video yesterday which I hope you’ll share. It shows the cost of big government through the testimonies of its victims. It’s more than trillions in debt on our children. It’s more than business being strangled by overreaching regulations. It’s more than a welfare state. There is a cost to the soul of our founding and the future of our | Read More »
Bill Shuster Wants to Bring Back Earmarks
Earlier this week, my PAC endorsed Art Halvorson against Bill Shuster in PA-9. As the House begins to debate the new water bill, Shuster is amplifying our point – that he is a big government Republican wasting the most conservative district in the state. Shuster has never been shy about his disdain for the earmark ban. Several weeks ago, he said that “at some point | Read More »
Remember When Dems Supported Obama’s Extension Of The Patriot Act?
I was stunned to see the silence from the left on the Verizon data grab. We’re talking about a broad use of a poorly-interpreted law that should never have been signed into law in the first place. The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America’s largesttelecoms providers, under a top secret court order issued | Read More »
Mothers: Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t
Recently RedState’s own Erick Erickson found himself at the center of a controversy over the implications of a new Pew Research study. The report stated that mothers are now the primary source of income in 40% of American households. The trouble for Erickson came when he dared to give his opinion on the findings, saying, “Having mom as primary bread winner is bad for kids | Read More »
D-Day at 69
On this day in 1944, 195,700 naval and merchant navy personnel and 160,000 soldiers participated in Operation Neptune, the landing on the beaches in Normandy to begin the end of World War II in Europe. One of the most famous remembrances of that effort is Ronald Reagan’s speech to, at the time, commemorate the 40th anniversary. The Reagan Foundation has posted it in its entirety | Read More »
Saxby Chambliss Did Not Blame Sexual Assault on Hormones
It is amazing this headline must even be written. Two days ago Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) made a rather — in context at least — innocuous remark at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. Because the political left has decided to take every possible statement from every possible Republican that might be used to perpetuate the idea the GOP is at war with women, the | Read More »
Is “IRS” The New “N-Word”?
There is nothing, nothing, in politics more infuriating than the Democrats’ relentless use of racial division to cement the kind of thinking Courtland Milloy illustrated in his latest Washington Post column. The ever-expanding list of things that are considered racist to criticize so long as Obama is president is perhaps the most absurd manifestation of this line of thinking. Nearly all of these fail “the | Read More »
World Health Organization’s Continuing Attempts to Usurp American Sovereignty
The World Health Organization (WHO), a United Nations subsidiary, appears to be gearing up for a fresh effort to undermine countries’ sovereignty in setting regulations, this time by pushing for a global, comprehensive ban on all tobacco product promotion. WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific Dr. Shin Young-soo is citing the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control as requiring sovereign nations to ”comprehensively ban tobacco advertising, promotion | Read More »
In Which Paying Back Taxes Transforms into Winning Back Taxes
One of the biggest selling points of the gang’s immigration deform bill was the provision which would force amnestied illegals to pay back taxes. From listening to the peddlers of amnesty, one would think that the windfall to the Treasury from the taxes would be large enough to make the entire amnesty worthwhile. I’m sure you’ve heard those sleazy Zuckerberg ads playing Rubio’s speech about | Read More »